24 Nov: It was a first for Heaven Bent, and Takanini School, when the choir headed south to the school to perform a set for an appreciative crowd. Funds raised go toward membership of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – one of the school’s first steps towards being able to introduce a significant music program into Takanini School. The occasion also marked the debut of the newly formed school choir who performed Rivers to the delight of parents and friends. This was conducted by HB member Jill Haywood who initiated the formation of the school’s choir. Jill also shared conducting duties with Phil May on Heaven Bent’s songs. Photos on PHOTO ALBUM page.
21 May: Heaven Bent invites new and experienced tenors and basses to audition to be part of this strong, joyful singing community. Led by new musical director, songstress and teacher of voice Georgia Duder-Wood, http://www.georgia.co.nzwe we are looking for tunefulness, an ability to hold a part, a desire to learn and grow musically, and a love of African-American gospel music and related genres.
If you’re interested, please email Penelope Carroll at P.A.Carroll@massey.ac.nz